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89th And Broke

I'm a young professional living in Astoria (formerly of Williamsburg, the UES and Murray Hill - I move a lot!). I'm always looking for something fun to do or the best place to grab a drink and dinner at an affordable price around the city. Have a suggestion? Email me at Laura AT 89thandbroke DOT com.

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Try This Trick! Learn about Wine with Daily Sip!

When it comes to wine, I know virtually nothing except I prefer white wine and know Riesling is sweet.  That’s about it.  To me, a bottle of Trader Joe’s wine has tasted just as good as a fancy bottle of wine.  So yup, it’s official – I know if it tastes good and that’s […]

An Italian Gem in Morningside Heights

A while back I was in Morningside Heights looking for a place to have dinner with my boyfriend. We finally narrowed it down to Italian and settled on the well-reviewed Pisticci. It’s fairly small inside but it had a basement that would be nice for groups, as well as an outdoor area. They also […]

Try This Trick! LearnVest Offers Money Saving Tips

If you stumbled across 89th and Broke because you are trying to take control of your finances while living frugally in the greatest city in the world, consider checking out LearnVest.  LearnVest is a money-saving tips and financial how-to newsletter delivered to you 5 times a week.  Now I will say that the newsletter is […]

Try This Trick! Sell Giftcards, Earn Cash

My boyfriend gets hooked up with gift cards from time to time at his job, and time to time, he complains that he has “too many Starbucks” or “too many iTunes” gift cards.  While in the past I’ve rolled my eyes and called him a brat for complaining, we recently stumbled across Plastic Jungle […]

Try This Trick Reminder: Make Cash for Your Electronics

Back in March, you may remember that I told you about Gazelle (here’s the review).  With this website, you indicate the type of electronics you have and the condition, and you’ll get a quote for how much money you can get. You’ll then receive a pre-paid shipping label (only if your item is worth more than […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost